| Summary Description: The Department of Health Policy and Management / National Center for Children in Poverty at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University seeks applicants for a full-time, Director, Early Childhood position. We seek candidates who will provide senior level leadership to the National Center for Children in Poverty and its early childhood agenda, with the goal of helping states and communities implement evidence-based policies, programs, and practices that promote the healthy development of low-income children and their families. Develop and lead NCCP's early childhood research and policy agenda, in coordination with the center director. Serve as a member of the senior leadership group, playing a major role in implementation of the center's strategic plan. Manage a team of Early Childhood staff as well as consultants, when needed. Serve as a professor in the Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy & Management; author NCCP briefs, policy reports, peer-reviewed articles, and fact sheets for policymakers, advocates, and researchers. Present the Early Childhood team's work to diverse audiences via conferences, webinars, legislative testimony, and other venues, with support from the center's communications consultant. Directly supervise and mentor a team of master's-level staff that includes a trainer, demographer, data manager, and project coordinators (2), as well as consultant; has the right to hire, fire, and promote subordinates. Perform other related duties.Columbia University is an equal opportunity employer and an affirmative action employer.Please include cover letter, current vitae, one research paper, and three letters of recommendation.|
Minimum Qualifications: The department focuses on teaching, research and professional experience in health policy and management. Superior research skills also required.
Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D in maternal and child health, educational psychology, child development, or public policy, with a focus on child development strongly preferred. A minimum of 10 years' experience managing staff, conducting public policy research, and working in low-income communities as well as diverse populations. Strong teaching, presentation, and writing skills required.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.